• Historian pens book from soldiers’ words

    The author of two “Civil War Chronicles” plays that tell some of the story of the war between the states in Independence County says the plays just scratch the surface of what is known from firsthand accounts. To read about the plays, the second of …

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  • Sounds of Motown coming to Batesville in February

    The sounds of Motown are sure to bring the house down when the Masters of Motown come to the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville next month. The performance will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 in Independence Hall. This will be the third …

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  • Woman celebrates 100

    Lela Honkonen always loved music. As a tiny girl she danced on her father’s feet. Her parents, Walter and Etta Hudson, moved from place to place in New Mexico and Texas. The oldest of nine, Honkonen celebrated her 100th birthday last week with a party …

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  • Failure to signal ends in arrest

    When Deputy Anthony Rogers noticed the driver of a white Jeep, later identified as Courtney B. Croft, 24, of Cave Creek Road fail to signal a turn early Tuesday morning he stopped her to discuss the matter. However, the discussion was short before Croft was …

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  • Lyon to host banquet

    The Black Students Association at Lyon College will hold its annual banquet commemorating Black History Month on Feb. 9. The banquet will be at 8 p.m. in the Patterson Dining Room in Edwards Commons. Dwayne Errick Reliford, class of ’94, will be the keynote speaker. …

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  • Hoxie student arrested with gun

    HOXIE (AP) — A 16-year-old has been arrested after being found with an unloaded gun on campus in Hoxie. Police Chief Glen Smith said the high school student was found with a single-shot pistol after another student saw the weapon and reported it to school …

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  • Power plant reports burglary

    In addition to several buildings and offices being broken into and items moved around, a Miller plasma cutter, a Power Mate air compressor and a Ford tractor key were reported stolen from facilities at the Newark steam power plant Monday night. Independence County Deputy Shawn …

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  • Black Tie, Blue Jeans ball set

    CONCORD — Lyon College will host its annual Black Tie Blue Jeans Ball at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at The Cow Palace at Chimney Rock in Concord. Tickets are $100 a person and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Quantities are limited. Proceeds …

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  • Graduation events planned

    Partying is usually common for seniors on graduation night, but thanks to one bank two schools will have more money to see that its students have a safe environment to be in after the diplomas are handed out and their tassels are turned. Batesville and …

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  • Guns, cash taken in home burglaries

    Thieves broke into two homes on Batesville Boulevard near Pleasant Plains Monday and stole several guns as well as other items, according to reports from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Hunting gear valued at $11,250, along with $3,000 cash and personal papers, were taken during …

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  • Fish dinner set

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — The Hutchinson Mountain Community Center will hold a fish fry from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday. The all-you-can-eat buffet including drink and dessert is free for children 11 and under and $10 for those 12 and older.

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  • Art auction planned

    My Choice Clinic will have an art auction at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Landers Theatre, located at 332 Main St. in Batesville. Art from local and regional artists will be auctioned. Tickets are $25 and are available at My Choice Clinic, located at 250 S. …

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